FIFTY RED NIGHT-CAPS by Inga--Adapt. & Illus. Moore


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A British illustrator recalls her Australian childhood in her setting for and retelling of the familiar Caps for Sale. She reshapes the story slightly--the peddler, Nico, is a boy whose ""Nan"" has knit the caps, and at the end he takes home ""a fat, silver fish for dinner."" The monkey-see, monkey-do center of the story is less spare, repetitive, and cadenced than Caps for Sale--less like a folk tale. But the biggest difference here is the addition of Moore's splendid, lush jungle and her crowd of expressive, mischievous, active monkeys. The picture-book crowd will enjoy this, and have fun comparing it to Slobodkina's version.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1988
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Chronicle